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Borrowing & access

Accessing online resources

Current students and staff can access online resources through links in the Library’s website, Library Search and from within iLearn subject sites.  Access over the Wi-Fi network and from off-campus may require authentication using your Bond network account details.

Borrowing resources

Student at the Main Library service desk

The sections below describe borrowing privileges for current students and staff. If you are an alumnus or visitor, please visit the Services for Alumni and Visitors page for details. 

The length of the loan varies depending on account expiry date, membership type and the item type.

Standard loans more than 14 days overdue and high demand items more than 2 days overdue will be declared lost resulting in recovery costs being charged. 

Membership type Standard loans 3 day loans (Audiovisual) 7 day loans  3 hour loans (Reserve)

Demerit points for overdues

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Bond University College 50 items
28 day loans

3 items

3 items

2 items

Staff

50 items
28 day loans

3 items

3 items

2 items

Did you know there is a self-service loans app for your phone?

Learn about the app

Textbooks and audiovisual materials recommended by lecturers for your subject that are in high demand are made available for 3 hour loans, or 7 day loans.

  • 3 hour reserve loans may be renewed once at the Library's discretion. They may not be renewed by phone.
  • 3 hour reserve loans may be extended overnight if borrowed within 3 hours of the Library Service Desk closing. 
  • 7 day loans may be renewed once if not requested by someone else. Click & Collect requests may be placed for 7 day loans.

Finding subject resources

Demerit points accrue for overdue loans. At 10 points your borrowing privileges will be suspended.

Membership type Standard loans 3 day loans 7 day loans 3 hour loans Recalled items
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Bond University College 1 point 1 point 1 point 1 point 2 points

NB: You will receive a recall notification to return the item if someone places a request on one of your loaned items.

Standard loans more than 14 days overdue and high demand items more than 2 days overdue will be declared lost resulting in recovery costs being charged. High demand items include:

  • Reserve collection
  • 7 day loans
  • Requested items

Recovery costs are not refundable when the Library has ordered a replacement copy, or after the refund period has elapsed. Items returned to the library after the non-refundable Cost Recovery Fee has been charged will be retained for student collection for 6 months.

After the refund period the fees will be transferred to the student system and will no longer appear when you log in to "My Library". Please liaise directly with the cashier for payment.

The Library does not charge daily accruing overdue fines.

Standard loans, 7 day loans and 3 day loans will be automatically renewed up to a maximum number of days if they have not been requested by someone else. Each item will have a minimum loan period.

Automatic renewals are processed the day before the item is due back. Before that, you can renew your loan via Library Search manually.

Membership type Standard loans 3 day loans (Audiovisual) 7 day loans  3 hour loans (Reserve)
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Bond University College up to 56 days with 7 days minimum loan

up to 6 days with 3 days minimum loan

up to 14 days with 7 days minimum loan

Staff

up to 112 days with 7 days minimum loan

up to 6 days with 3 days minimum loan

up to 14 days with 7 days minimum loan

Items on loan from other libraries might be renewable. Contact us to request an extension from the lending library.

If the item is overdue, please contact the Library for an extension, either in person, or by phone 07 5595 1510.

Sign in to Library Search to check your current and past loans.

Sign In to Library Search
 

Please report lost or damaged items as soon as possible. Recovery cost charges will usually apply.

Standard loans more than 14 days overdue and high demand items more than 2 days overdue will be declared lost resulting in recovery costs being charged. 

Recovery costs are not refundable when the Library has ordered a replacement copy, or after the refund period has elapsed. Items returned to the library after the non-refundable Cost Recovery Fee has been charged will be retained for student collection for 6 months.

Checking your loans in Library Search

Watch this short Library Tip video to learn how to log into your account in Library Search to keep track of your current loans and review your loan history.